Mean Johnny Barrows

1976 Ramana Productions/Po’ Boy Productions Directed by Fred Williamson Written by Jolivett Cato/Charles Walker Music by Coleridge Taylor-Perkinson Here’s the thing that made Fred Williamson stand out from other male Blaxploitation stars of the 1970s: even then he wasn’t satisfied with just acting in those violent action thrillers. Even then he had an eye toward […]

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Hustlers

2019 Gloria Sanchez Productions/Nuyorican Productions/Annapurna Pictures/STX Films Screenplay and Directed by Lorene Scafaria Produced by Jessica Elbaum/Will Ferrell/Adam McKay/Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas/Jennifer Lopez Based on “The Hustlers at Scores” by Jessica Pressler Cinematography by Todd Banhazl Edited by Kayla Emter There’s a scene in HUSTLERS that I wish had been explored a little more fully in detail […]

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Shadow

2019 Motion Story Productions/Netflix Created by Philip Wolmarans/Fred Wolmarans/Nick Keulemans/Gareth Crocker Executive Producers: Chris Lawrance/Colleen Lawrance If you spent enough time in my company in recent years then you’ve most likely heard me carrying on whining and complaining about two things; #1: TV series filled with way too much padding and bloat. Series that have […]

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The Hard Way

1979 Incorporated Television Company Directed and Produced by Michael Dryhurst Executive Producer: John Boorman Screenplay by Kevin Grogan/Richard F. Tombleson It’s not an original story for a crime thriller. An aging hitman wants to retire and live out the rest of his days in peace and isolation, quietly contemplating a life wasted. But his boss […]

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“…and justice for all.”

  1979 Columbia Pictures Directed by Norman Jewison Produced by Noman Jewison/Patrick Palmer Written by Valarie Curtin/Barry Levinson It’s easy to forget how great Al Pacino is or take his acting talent for granted because he’s been around for so long. That’s why I love the movies so much because when we start to forget […]

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Decoy

Peter Rodgers Organization Original Run: October 1957-July 7 1958 39 Episodes If you’re a casual TV watcher like me then you always believed that “Police Woman” with Angie Dickinson or “Get Christie Love!” with Teresa Graves were the first network TV shows to feature a woman as a police officer. But that was before I […]

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Proud Mary

2018 Screen Gems Directed by Babak Najafi Produced by Tai Duncan/Paul Schiff Screenplay by John S. Newman/Christian Swegal First off, I should inform you that the movie has absolutely nothing to do with the classic song written by John Fogarty and made famous by Tina Turner. It’s only purpose is to be blasting on the […]

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